New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder / NBA – Every duel between the Pelicans and Thunders (three in total) was very uncertain and efficient. The host team has celebrated in all three, Oklahoma twice and New Orleans once. The guests are entering in this duel as mild favourites, mostly because of their good form lately.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder begins 15.02.2019 at 02:00 CET
New Orleans Pelicans
After many turnovers, Anthony Davis will end this season in Pelicans. The expected trade with the Lakers did not happen, and one of the best centers will remain in the New Orleans. However, they sent Mirotic to Milwaukee in exchange for the wings Smith and Johnson, and we will see if that was a clever move. They have defeated Oklahoma twice in their hall, but they still have not been able to celebrate as guests.
Davis was back in the top five, and Jahlil Okafor has used his absence in the best possible way. He was really fantastic and he proved himself to be a very perspective player. The Pelicans are currently at effect of 25-33, which is far from the play-off position, and they are in a series of two lost games (Davis is in these two games on average of 8.5 points). The atmosphere in the team is also very disrupted and it is certain that more difficult days are coming for the team from New Orleans.
Probable lineups New Orleans Pelicans: Holiday, Moore, Williams, Davis, Okafor
Oklahoma City Thunder
Oklahoma is in great shape. They have won 11 of the last 12 matches and they lost to the third position in the West with the result of 37 wins and 19 defeats. Thanks to somewhat worse results by Denver, they have approached the second position and the Nuggets at only one win difference, which can be an additional motive in this match. Along with all this, George and Westbrook are playing incredible, and the first is even the best player in the West, while Westbrook with 10 consecutive triple-double effects broke the record of legendary Wilt Chamberlain.
The two of them had triple-double effects at the last match against Portland, which is a very rare occurrence (James and Ball have had this in Lakers this season) as well as evidence that they are in good shape. Oklahoma is having problems with Grant’s injury, while Schroder has also missed a duel with the Blazers. It is expected that at least one of them will play against the Pelicans, though Oklahoma will need tall players to stop the best player of the Pelicans, Davis.
Probable lineups Oklahoma City Thunder: Westbrook, Ferguson, George, Patterson, Adams
New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder PICK
These two teams score the same number of points this season and they occupy the fourth and fifth position on the list of the most efficient teams in the league, while the Pelicans seem worse when their defence is in question. If we look at what form George and Westbrook have, then we can definitely conclude that the guests are much closer to the victory.
Pick: Oklahoma -4 points
Odds: 1.93 at 10bet (down to 1.88 can be played)
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